Why EU needs to be wary that AI will increase racial profiling

An opinion piece in EUobserver cites a Statewatch article warning of the dangers of reproducing racist and other discriminatory biases by using "artificial intelligence" technologies in policing.


"In another proposed legislation, the European Commission is attempting to enhance Europol's (the EU policing agency) capacity to make use of big data – both in its operations and in the context of 'research and innovation'.

As argued by Statewatch, the European Council is already heavily subscribed to the idea that police should make more use of artificial intelligence.

However, the EU using data "hoovered up from the member states" for research or operations presents a major concern of reinforcing historic patterns of racist policing as well as deepening police surveillance."

Full article here.

 

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